Wary Eyes

From the collection published in 2022, Writing Notebook 2021.

Wary Eyes

Henhouse around back and
the nixed vexed fox
just passing by is how she
represents herself
she barks out her indignation
at being accused once again
of ulterior motives

why is it always my fault?
why does no one ever question the chickens?

who watch you lope along
you with your pointed nose quivering
your narrow eyes watching us
and patiently

behind our chicken-wire fence.


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